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Modern metabolic research spanning classical biology and systems biology

Fri 17 Aug 2018 11:00am

Presenter: ​Dr Horst Joachim Schirra, Metabolomics Facility Manager, Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland

The CAI facility for NMR-based metabolomics: modern metabolic research spanning classical biology and systems biology.

Metabolomics is a dynamic research field that enables the global understanding of biological systems and processes. NMR-based metabolomics characterises how metabolites in an organism change in response to external and internal stimuli. Thus, it is an ideal platform technology for investigating the biological ramifications of environmental change, disease, and other fundamental physiological processes. 

Against this background, the Centre for Advanced Imaging established the UQ facility for NMR-based metabolomics . It provides a high-end, integrated metabolomics NMR data acquisition and analysis facility to enhance collaborative research.

In this talk I will

  1. introduce metabolomics and systems biology;
  2. outline the CAI facility for NMR-based metabolomics;
  3. show metabolomics applications in systems/classical biology and environmental science;
  4. outline future directions to create a systems biology approach to solving fundamental problems in biology.